News and Announcements

18th November, 2018

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Transferred)

Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document – Interview by Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews 7th November 2018 (with grateful acknowledgement to LifeSiteNews):

Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document

November Masses: In November, the month of the Holy Souls, we especially pray for the Faithful departed. Above all, we have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for their eternal repose. For this purpose, November envelopes are now available in the vestibule. The minimum stipend for one November Mass (by Archdiocesan law) is $20. So, a $20 stipend provides for one November Mass, $40 for two, $60 for three Masses, and so on. Place the names of the deceased you wish to be remembered on the envelopes provided, and place them in either Sunday collection, together with your stipend. Those deceased souls thus enrolled will be remembered at all the November Masses.

Newman Academy Information day – Saturday, 8th December, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm: parents are invited to learn more about a potential new school starting in 2020. The Newman Academy will combine classical education with sound religious formation that is faithful to Catholic teaching, and grounded in the traditional Roman liturgy. The day will begin with Solemn Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Following morning tea, parents can hear about the potential new school and ask questions, while their children participate in classroom activities with professional educators. The day will end with a BBQ lunch. To reserve your place, go to

Thank you to those who have contributed to the purchase of Roman Breviaries to be given as gifts from the Parish to Br John Henry Nguyen & Anthony Ike: Br John Henry continues in his Oratorian Novitiate in Toronto, Canada. Anthony Ike is currently doing some post-doctoral research in South Korea, but is hoping to enter the Fraternity of St Peter’s American seminary in 2019. We hope to be able to inscribe the volumes and dispatch them, so that they reach Br John Henry and Anthony in good time for Christmas.

Monastic retreat for men, 7th – 12th January, 2019: Fr Tattersall will lead a pilgrimage/retreat for men early in the new year. We plan to be based as close as possible to Notre Dame Priory, Colebrook, Tasmania, in order to attend the Masses and Offices of the monks. We will conclude on the feast day of the Priory, Our Lady of Cana (12th January). Accommodation for 10 men is available for approximately $300 per person for the week (including breakfast), at a guesthouse near Richmond (we will drive out to the monastery each day from there). Alternatively, it will be possible for those who wish to camp on the monastic grounds of Jerusalem Estate. Please contact Fr Tattersall for further details, or to register.

Notre Dame Priory is holding Retreats in Victoria in 2019! The venue is Pallotti College Retreat Centre, Millgrove. The Men’s 5 day retreat is being held from Monday 27th May, and the Women’s 3 day retreat the following week commencing Monday 3rd June. Further information can be obtained from the flyers in the vestibule, or from the Priory’s website or by email

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

18th November to 25th November

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (18th November)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm.
  • (Saturday 17th November – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)
  • The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Transferred)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (St Elizabeth, W)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (St Felix de Valois, Cf)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.30pm St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • (Presentation of Our Lady)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (St Cecilia, V, M)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • (St Clement I, Pope, M)


  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)
  • (St John of the Cross, Cf, D)

    (25th November)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • Next Mass at St Joseph’s, Iona – Sunday 2nd December
  • Last Sunday after Pentecost

    Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

    Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

    The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman


    8th December - Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception & Newman Academy Information day

    16th December - Gaudete Sunday - First Holy Communions

    First Holy Communion, Gaudete Sunday, 2013